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Microsoft Teams: Knowledge Pack

Here is a list of articles I have written so far about effective usage of Microsoft Teams.
If you would like me to cover some missing topic or a specific area of your interest, please post it as a comment. This is a live book. As I add more articles about Teams, this list will be updated.

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  1. What is Microsoft Teams
  2. When to use Microsoft teams
  3. When NOT to use Teams
  4. Notice the notifications
  5. How to reply in Teams – Common Mistake
  6. One person Team – how to use Teams alone!
  7. List of Microsoft Teams connectors

Skype for Business SFB Live Book

Here is a list of all the articles I have written about Skype for Business. The list is shown in recommended reading order. It is a Live Book because whenever I post more articles related to SFB, I will update this list. Your suggestions and wish-list for new articles are most welcome. Just post these as comments.

Concepts

 

Confusion: Which communication option to use when?

Fun

SFB audio joke – “Can you hear me?”

Etiquette

SFB Mute Mic :Meeting Etiquette

SFB Etiquette: Do not talk when you join a meeting

Pause Screen Sharing while creating Polls in SFB

Smart Usage

Differentiate yourself in SFB meeting

Stop long mail trails using Skype for Business

Office Politics: Cheat Chat

What NOT to do!

How to delight your customers by making them wait in Lync / SFB lobby 🙁

When to use and how

Skype for Business: SFB Use Cases

Presenting Content using SFB

How to conduct simultaneous Remote and Local Training

Just ONE CLICK to start presenting using Skype for Business

Skype chat within Outlook for Web

Lync / Skype for Business Best Practice: Polls vs. Survey

SFB mobile always on while using mobile phones

 

More articles will be added soon.

Word Styles : Knowledge Pack

Here is a list of articles, in recommended reading order
for using Word Styles efficiently.

Word Styles

  1. Top 3 Efficiency Habits: Use Word Styles, Excel Tables and PowerPoint SmartArt
    Most efficient features you should know – one each for Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  2. Be stylish – Use Word Styles
    Details about how and why you should use Word Styles
  3. How to select things in Word
    See how using Styles simplifies selection and rearranging of Word documents
  4. Writers: How to write a balanced article containing opposing views using Styles
    A special case of using Word styles
  5. Creating FAQ documents using Styles
    Use custom styles to simplify creating documents which contain questions and answers
  6. Best way to hide false spelling mistakes
    Innovative use of Word Styles to hide spelling mistakes which are special words – like names or technical jargon, which default dictionary does not understand.
  7. Did you know: Hyperlink within the same document
    How to cross-reference specific areas within the Word document using Styles and Bookmarks.
  8. How to format books for Kindle: Raj Chaudhuri – Guest Post
    Use Styles to create easy formatting for eBook publishing.
  9. Create a presentation in One Click with Send to PowerPoint
    Use styles in Word and automatically create a presentation in PowerPoint.

How to deliver high-impact demos: Knowledge Pack

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Here is a list of articles I have written about delivering great and high-impact demos.

  1. How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 1
    Talks about the concepts, creating sample files selection and presentation approaches.
  2. How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 2
    Explains the tools and techniques, using the right language, customizing the content to user needs and converting features to business value.
  3. How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 3
    Covers AV technical aspects, common causes of failures and how to manage them and presenter view.
  4. Using Zoom effectively
    1. High Impact Demos : Use Zoom
    2. PowerPoint 2013: How to use Zoom to show details
    3. More about Zoom
    4. What did I learn today: Great feature in Windows Magnifier
    5. Windows Magnifier (Zoom) and Surface Pro
    6. The amazing ZoomIt utility

Enjoy.

Office 365 Groups: Knowledge Pack

This is a list of articles about Office 365 Groups. Managing teamwork becomes extremely easy and intuitive if you use Groups. These articles explain the details of how to create, use and manage groups. Remember that groups can be used with external parties like consultants, marketing agencies, vendors, suppliers, etc.

This list will be updated as more articles are added.

  1. Office 365 Groups
  2. Modern Teamwork using Office 365 Groups – Quick Introduction (5 minute video)
  3. Office 365 Groups: Automatic Sync between personal and group calendar
  4. Office 365 Groups: Practical Usage Guidelines
  5. Office 365 Groups vs. Team Sites

more articles coming soon…

Knowledge Pack: Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office 365

Here is a series of articles about this commonly performed comparison.
It offers an unconventional yet practical perspective.

  1. Google Docs vs. MS Office: Want vs. Need – the concept with few examples
  2. We are doing a feature comparison. So we should know the quantification as well.
    How many features does Microsoft Office have?
  3. Google Docs vs. MS Office: “I don’t need all these features”
    This post discusses the commonest response to feature explosion in Microsoft Office

more articles coming soon …

Outlook Knowledge Pack

Outlook is great. But our outlook towards Outlook is not! That is why we waste lot of our precious time in doing the wrong things in and around Outlook. I have covered many aspects of effective Outlook usage. Here is a comprehensive list, in recommended order of reading. The complete Outlook Knowledge Pack.

Outlook Knowledge Pack

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List of Knowledge Packs

Knowledge Pack is like a live book. I write articles in random order. But later I put combine them in the recommended reading order by topic. This list is called a Knowledge Pack. Whenever I write another relevant article, the corresponding Knowledge Pack is updated. This is what makes the Knowledge Pack a Live Book!

I have created many knowledge packs. But there was no list of Knowledge Packs. So here it is… it is like a Knowledge Pack of Knowledge Packs School

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Knowledge Pack: Office 365 Worst Practices

While working with hundreds of customers globally, I see lot of mistakes being done. This leads to poor ROI and business value. Best Practices get all the limelight. But mistakes are never documented publicly. Hence I am writing this series – Office 365 Worst Practices

Some mistakes are strategic, some technical, some operational. The worst practices article list is growing! Here is a list of all articles I have written on this topic so far. Future articles will also be added to keep this knowledge pack current. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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